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Tiger Woods prepping for Open, says winning Masters took a toll
Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland) -- He's coming off a remarkable win at The Masters, but Tiger Woods is unsure if he will be fully prepared for this week's British Open."It's not quite as sharp as I'd like to have it right now," Woods told reporters on Tuesday about his game. "I still need to get the shape of the golf ball a little bit better than I am right now, especially with the weather coming in and the winds are going to be changing."Woods has played just ten competitive rounds since winning April's Masters....
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Big 12: 'Horns Down' signal could be okay, depending on context
artisteer/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The Big 12 has decided that using the "Horns Down" hand signal will be acceptable in certain instances this college football season.The conference's coordinator of football officials Greg Burks said that if a player flashes the sign quickly after scoring a touchdown, they would not likely be flagged for a penalty. Prolonged displays, however, would likely draw a penalty. Especially, Burks says, if they're directed towards an opposing player or the opposing bench.The hand signal has been used for decades to mock the Texas Longhorns by reversing their "Hook 'Em Horns" signal. "Like any play, there...
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Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting
Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for leaking information from a Board of Governor's meeting to the media.Sources tell ESPN that Cuban shared information about a vote to allow coaches' challenges for the upcoming NBA season. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly expressed concern about that information being leaked while the meeting was still in session.ESPN says Cuban immediately admittedly to leaking the information.Cuban told ESPN that he appreciates "the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should -- but won't -- get fined for...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/15/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 4Boston 10, Toronto 8Cleveland 8, Detroit 6Kansas City 5, Chi White Sox 2LA Angels 9, Houston 6NATIONAL LEAGUESan Francisco 19, Colorado 2LA Dodgers 16, Philadelphia 2Cincinnati 6, Chi Cubs 3Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 2St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car
Scott Heavey/Getty Images (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) -- Former welterweight boxing champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach Sunday night, police said. Emergency dispatchers received a call just after 10 p.m. that Whitaker, 55, was struck at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, according to a press release from the Virginia Beach Police department.Whitaker died from his injuries at the scene, police said.The investigation is still ongoing, according to police.The former millionaire made headlines in 2014 after he won a court case to evict his mother from a home in...
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Former Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan to end NFL career at age 30
Frederick Breedon/Getty Images (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Derrick Morgan says he is retiring from the NFL at the age of 30, hoping to achieve a greater impact outside of football, ESPN reports. The former Tennessee Titans linebacker spent nine seasons with the team after being chosen with he 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft.Now a free agent, Morgan came to the end of a four-year $27 million deal with the completion of the 2018 season. It was during that season that Morgan missed three games to recover from knee and shoulder injuries, according to ESPN. Morgan, who has been involved...
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Lakers' Anthony Davis pass on USA training camp, sources say
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Anthony Davis won't participate in September's FIBA Basketball World Cup and the USA Basketball training camp, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Davis, just introduced as a Los Angeles Laker on Saturday, has opted to focus on the upcoming season instead.Though Davis has not ruled out the possibility of playing for the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, league sources told ESPN, the Lakers player -- for now -- wants to prioritize the needs of this new team in the offseason and help to secure a Lakers championship win.Yahoo Sports first reported Davis' decision to sit out...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/14/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Dodgers 7, Boston 4, 12 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 4, Toronto 2Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 1Cleveland 4, Minnesota 3Detroit 12, Kansas City 8Houston 12, Texas 4LA Angels 6, Seattle 3Oakland 3, Chi White Sox 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 4, Washington 3NY Mets 6, Miami 2San Francisco 8, Milwaukee 3St. Louis 5, Arizona 2Chi Cubs 8, Pittsburgh 3Colorado 10, Cincinnati 9Atlanta 4, San Diego 1WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSOT LA Sparks 76, Atlanta 71Chicago 89, Dallas 79Connecticut 76, Indiana 63Minnesota 75, Phoenix 62Seattle 78, NY Liberty 69MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERSeattle...
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WWE star Jeff Hardy arrested for public intoxication
Myrtle Beach Police Department (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- World Wrestling Entertainment star Jeff Hardy was arrested on Saturday for public intoxication.The pro wrestler was taken into custody in the popular seaside community of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, after police responded to calls about an intoxicated person, according to the Myrtle Beach Police Department.Hardy was arrested at about 11 a.m., Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Thomas Vest told Florence ABC affiliate WPDE-TV.The 41-year-old star has been on the sidelines for months due to a leg injury.WWE released a statement to several media outlets saying Hardy is "responsible for his own personal actions."Hardy,...
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Serena Williams misses historic 24th Grand Slam with Wimbledon loss
Mike Hewitt/Getty Images (LONDON) -- Serena Williams lost to Simona Halep at the Wimbledon final Saturday, falling short once again of an elusive landmark.Halep beat Williams in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.With this loss, Williams missed her latest opportunity to win her 24th Grand Slam title, which would put her tied with the record for most Grand Slam wins ever, a record Margaret Court set over four decades ago.Williams, 37, has been chasing that 24th win since the 2017 Australian Open, which she won shortly after learning she was pregnant. Since returning from giving birth to daughter Olympia, Williams has competed...
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